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. elizabeth palmer on the invasion. david martin on the launch of an i.c.b.m.. meg is with secretary kerry. g.m.'s chief orders changes following a cbs news investigation into cars with a deadly defect. jeff glor reports. jim reid fought overseas, only to face a battle at home. >> it kind of made me question, you know, myself a little bit, first time in a long time that i had to do that. >> pelley: mark strassman on vets fighting for jobs. and a couple unearth millions in gold coins but will the government let them cash in? bill whitaker reports. >> this is buried treasure, sothing we all fant sights about. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. a few words today from russian president putin seemed to ease world tension overs ukraine, least temporarily, and at least enough for the financial markets to recover. after taking control of ukraine's crimea region, putin said russia has no swengz of fighting the ukrainian people or annexing crimea, but he reserved the right to use force to protect ethnic russians who live in eastern ukr
to grips with ukraine. the united states and europe have been slated against russia. john kerry and sergei lavrov are due to meet in paris. they are meant to talk about syria, but no doubt ukraine will fig fighture. ukrainian soldiers, meanwhile, have been, in some says forced to choose sides. jennifer glasse reports from sevastopol. >> if there's somewhere where the russians have full control, it's here at sevastopol. ships of the black sea fleet halt all traffic, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. if the russian's intentions is to take over ukrainian military instillations, it is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen refuse to yield to the russian show of force. >> the russians take position in front of this army base. we spoke to some of the ukrainian servicemen through the gate. they said they had not received an ultimatum. they said they had no intention to vender the base because they had pledged loyalty to ukraine, and said that they hoped it would be solved peacefully. the soldiers are digging in for the long haul. relying on the support of relatives to keep them goi
, john kerry, met with his russian counterpart in paris. we do not know the outcome of that. in fact, they've not shown their faces since the meeting began. and for the first time, we're hearing from ukraine's new leader. he delivered a blunt message to president putin. the crimea peninsula is not up for grabs. >> yimcrimea is, was, and will an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> of course, the fact of the matter on the ground is that is not the truth. right now crimea belongs to the russians. i say that because the russians control every strategic point there. they control the naval facilities, they control the ports. and today, they took over two strategic defense areas, defense missile systems. it appears now they control just about everything. well, overnight, united states time, my crew and i flew down to crimea to get a look on the ground and we'll begin where we landed. we arrived at the airport midday. and everything seemed pretty normal. nobody bothering you, nobody asking questions, nobody staring you down in any strange way. the weather much better here than in the n
minister lav love and the ukrainian foreign, they've been trying to get together all day kerry met with lavrov. then they sat down together. you had that call between angela merkel in which she's pitching this german/french plan that has some elements that the russians would like. tomorrow secretary kerry will go to rome and meet with foreign minister lavrov again. you have a seedling, if you will, of a diplomatic process. and everyone wants to de-escalate the situation. but i will say, wolf, the state department just sent out a fax sheet and it's called president putin's fiction. ten false claims about ukraine. i don't know how that will go down as de-escalation when secretary kerry meets tomorrow in rome. elise labott. >>> the house investigation into the irs targeting of conservative groups hit a wall today when former irs manager althou refused to testify before the committee. >> my counsel has advised me that i've not waived my constitutional rights under the fifth amendment and on his advice i'll decline to answer any question on the subject matter of this hearing. >> darrell
talk about the options that are on the table? >> there are a number of options. kerry did that to some extent. saying we are not going to participate in the meetings in june. russia's actions have not been the actions of a g-8 nation. and if this persists, than other countries will pulling out of the meeting all together. that would be an embarrassing blow and kerry also spelled out that yes, sanctions are on the table. and going beyond that, there could be trade sanctions. just as russia has been trying to increase trade with the u.s. as the economy slows. going a step further too, russia has worked so hard for organizations like the g-8. the u.s. and al lies could work to remove them from those. they are looking at how to support the government. >> we talk about leverage here. we are going to follow the developments but there is another big story weather, we'll tell you who is going to get hit by another big winter storm. >>> so another week, another big winter storm. surprise, surprise. the mid add atlantic and northeast will be getting hit with snow. this was the scene this morning
to stabilize the situation in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry set to meet with russian's foreign minister in paris. >>> and the jet of the future that is costing taxpayers a fortune now. ♪ >>> world leaders engaging in shuttle diplomacy today over the crisis in ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with officials in france, nato is also holding talks in brussels. here is is what is at stake. in crimea things are tense. >> reporter: if there is somewhere in crimea where the russians have full control it is here at the port. ships of the black sea fleet block all traffic, military and civilian, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. this is an easy target for the russians. but if their intention is to take over all ukrainian military installations in crimea, then the mission is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen have refused to yield to this russian show of force. the russians have taken position in front of this army base here. we managed to speak to some of the ukrainian servicemen through the gate. they said they hadn't received any ultimatum yet. they s
, welcome to al jazeera. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet russia's minister, amid a war of words over the standoff in crimea's peninsula. john kerry arrived for talks on-tuesday, the high level meeting the first between the two countries since russia september troops to crimea. ukraine offered little assurance of a peaceful solution. a meeting two the two country's defence ministers on tuesday epded in a stalemate, one said "we have no sign of hope." >> lisa stark joins us from washington in a moment. but jennifer glasse is in the crimea city of sevastopol. good morning. we heard from foreign minister sergei lavrov before the meeting with kerry. what did he have to say? >> good morning, sergei lavrov speaking in madrid making clear the russian position is far from the american position. moscow believes president viktor yanukovych was ousted illegally. that moscow was forced to act because what happened in kiev could be contagious, criticising the west for supporting the new government in kiev, criticising what sergei lavrov called protesters acting against the ukrainian constitut
it an unconstitutional coup and a seizure of power and john kerry arrived in ukraine and in a show of support he will meet with the new government and it's part of a u.s. plan to increase diplomatic pressure on moscow. russia risks being shut out by the g 8 industrial summit and they are not backing off and russia says troops were sent there at the request of ousted president viktor yanukovych and phil is in kiev and, phil, another department, russian putin pulled out troops on the exercise on the border of ukraine, is that a sign at all of russia changing its position in crimea? >> not in crimea, stephanie, those troops that are on the peninsula are still there, still the people in kiev woke this morning to the welcome news that at least the war games that have been conducted close to the borders are over but nevertheless the russia military president and the might is still on the minds of people here. outside st. petersburg in russia on monday putin observed the might. war games russia says and a glimpse nonetheless of the military fire power. that same overwhelming force has captured the peni
kerry takes part in one of two rounds of talks with russian officials. >>> we're keeping an eye on a busy day of events. at the bottom of the hour chuck hagel and joint chiefs chairman martin dempsey are due to testify on capitol hill. secretary kerry meets with his russian counterpart in paris. also at 11:00, they are due to meet with nato military alliance and president obama delivers remarks as comments originally suppose fobd cussed on minimum wage are likely to include some mention of the crisis in ukraine we're told. >>> let's begin with our coverage of russian lawmakers drafting legislation that would allow moscow to confiscate assets of american and european companies. the russian retaliation of sanctions could have a relatively small impact on the u.s. russian interests make up 1% of american trade but europe has far more to lose. since trade has ballooned in post-soviet times. just the first nine months of the last year the european union imported more than $200 billion worth of goods from russia. coroner nn's phil black is in moscow. is there an appetite for sanctions
calls terror. meantime, our secretary of state john kerry is in dehe have meeting with leaders of the newly formed ukrainian government as the united states announce as one billion dollars eight package to ukraine and considers sanctions that putin says will only backfire. a live report moments from now. but first right now, breaking news on today's top headlines and brand new stories you will see here first. jon: a major announcement from nascar star kurt bush. what he is planning to do that no driver in the last decade has done. >>> 8-year-old suing her parents for college tuition. today they face off in court. >>> and toronto mayor rob ford appearing on "jimmy kimmel" live. the man who admitted to smoking crack reacted to the suggestion that he get some help. it is all "happening now." jenna: lots of news to get to today. we start with words that new obamacare delay is in the works. apparently in time to help democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. that is what some say. hello, everybody, great to see you. i'm jenna lee. jon: another day, another alteration of the rules
efforts to stabilize the situation? ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with russian's foreign minister in paris. >> crimea, was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port. >>> and the american fighter jet that is costing taxpayers a fortune right now. ♪ >>> top diplomats trying to end the crisis in ukraine gathering in paris. john kerry is in paris trying to diffuse the crisis in ukraine. earlier today, his counterpart climbing there are no russian forces on the ground. >> the people do not listen to our orders, but the russian military forces in the black sea fleet are placed at the right spots a and some special alert measures have been adopted to control the black sea feet, because as our president said we are not going to allow any blood to be spilled. >> phil ittner joins us live now from paris. >> del, sergey lavrov may say there are no troops, but as far as the west is concerned those are russian troops. it appears as though the tactic is go
of state john kerry and the ukraine president will be face to face. efforts at diplomacy have failed so far. i'm martha maccallum. gregg: i'm gregg jared. the united states and great britain could not get ukraine and russia to sit down earlier this morning at a gathering of world leaders in paris but they say they will try again in a few hours. martha: russia is gaining ground in crimea, reportedly surrounding two battalions of ukrainian troops. this as one eastern pro-russian city where russian flags have flown since saturday. the european union is upping the ante with some money. they offered $15 billion to bail the ukraine out of a steep economic crisis. james rosen is traveling with secretary kerry in paris. the efforts to get ukraine and russia to sit down at the table and talk seem to have failed. >> so far a non-starter good day from paris where secretary of state kerry brought the foreign minister on board the secretary's own plane. the two met with the british foreign secretary william haig. they largely agree on the ukraine crisis. but it was meant to note the absence much russia.
against russia. john kerry and his russian counterpart sergei lavrov are due to meet in paris. they are meant to talk about syria, but no doubt ukraine will feature. while the documents talk, ukrainian soldiers are essentially surrounded by russian forces, being pressured, in some cases, to choose sides. russia will try everything it can to prevent violence. >> if you talk about self-defence of the crimean people, we have not given them any orders. with regards to russian troops there were special measures taken to be vij lant. we'll do everything we can to protect bloodshed. >> we have this report from the crimean port of sevastopol where ukrainian soldiers are being pressured to choose sides. >> ships of the black sea fleet drop military and civilian traffic at sevastopol, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. this is an easy target for the russians. if their intention is to take over all military installations in crimea, the mission is not over. ukrainian servicemen refused to yield to the russian show of force. >> the russians have taken position in front of
. there are other reports -- e u.s. statement called at the g7. >> there is a ramp up with secretary kerry migrating toward kiev. i think it is fabulous. this is great. this is the best signal for vladimir putin. the secretary of state stopping and having a baby. -- hugging a baby. john kerry makes the right decision. striking awork groundbreaking agreement with disney. there was a legal standoff between -- and disney over dish's skipping technology. >> this is a huge deal. disney is agreeing to go over the top. they are providing content not on the cable box, not on the --, actually on the web. they refused to do that. this is breaking the traditional agreement they have had with cable carriers, especially espn. > my word for 2014 is distribution. >> over the top. this is huge for disney. >> maybe that leads the way toÀa la carte programming. the big investment banks bracing for a trading plunge in the first quarter. typically the first quarter is when these banks to the best in trading. dropsays that trading will to the high to mid-teen percentage. jamie dimon said that revenue from equities and
. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet with his russian counterpart today to try and talk through mounting tensions in ukraine. yesterday secretary kerry visiting kiev bringing with him prayers for slain proeste estesd a $1 billion aid package. he responded to vladimir putin's perplexing news conference, saying military force remained an option but said no forces were occupying crimea. >> he denied there were any troops occupying crimea. >> he really denied there were troops into crimea? >> yes, he did. >> it's clear russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. so today in another part of this country, we're in a new phase of the struggle for freedom and the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law. condemn the russian federation's act of aggression and we have throughout this moment evidence of a great transformation and in that transformation, we will stand with the people of ukraine. >> a lot of really positive reviews, mika, of kerry. >> peggy noone this morni
john kerry to issue these cautionary words. >> an intervention would, in our judgment, be a very grave mistake. it would be completely contrary to russian policies as stated now with respect to libya, syria, other places. and any acts -- the question is whether or not what is happening now might be crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> cnn's ian lee is joining us live from kiev. what can you tell us about the airport and the air space closed? >> reporter: well, jake, the men that have taken this airport or who have been there, i think we don't know who they are but i think what we are seeing is the most telling. these are very professional looking soldiers. they have new equipment, new uniforms, and they are moving in a way that is not would be like a rag-tag force. we don't know why the air space has been closed. neither the civil administration here in kiev or in the crimea has given any reason why or when it will reopen again. but definitely tense times here. >> what do you know about reports of the russian military movi
of his presidency. he's dispatching the secretary of state john kerry to kiev. let's check in with our white house correspondent. >> reporter: secretary kerry is making tough statements. he'll travel to ukraine and meet with new leaders there and offer strong u.s. support. the senior administration officials too have been making these, offering these warnings hammering russian president put decision-making on this saying he miscalculated as well as beefing up warnings that we will isolate with other nations russia internationally. the secretary of state is preparing for an emergency trip to the center of the crisis. it comes after president obama and his national security team worked through the weekend of the dangerous escalating situation in ukraine. the president spoke by phone with leaders of canada, france, germany, poland, the uk after an hour and a half call with vladimir putin himself. senior administration officials say obama flatly rejected putin's reasons for entering ukraine and taking over crimea, telling him to back out. but also offering ways forward through dialogue or
administration. >> i want to listen to what john kerry said about syria, back when there was a military operation in progress over syria. >> we'll be able to hold bashar assad accountable without engaging with troops on the ground or any other kind of prolonged effort in a very limited, very targeted, very short-term of the that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapons without assuming responsibility for syria's civil war. that is exactly what we're talking about doing, unbelievably small, limited kind of effort. >> an unbelievably small, limited kind of an effort. there are many who believe that opened the door. >> let's not kid ourselves, when president bush didn't even consider sanctions after putin invaded georgia, that certainly undermined our role in the world not to mention the dependence on the oil and gas. >> i wonder if that is the truth then the administration might have learned from what they see as mistakes by president bush. but that doesn't appear to be happening. >> well, quite to the contrary, martha, the fact that this president has been able to united our european alli
administration. >> i want to go back to listen to what john kerry said about syria. back when there was a military option in syria. watch this. >> we will be able to hold assad accountable without engaging in troops on the ground or any prolonged kinds of effort in a limited ask targeted, very short-term effort that degrades his capacity to deliver chemical weapon was out assuming responsibility for syria's civil war. that is exactly what we're talking about doing. unbelievely small, limited kind of effort. >> unbelievably small, limited kind of effort. many think the way syria was handled. >> there are mistakes in syria but there is a process in place, hopefully will work. president bush didn't consider sanctions after putin invaded georgia, that undermined our role in the world not to mention europe's dependence upon oil and natural gas in russia. >> i wonder if that is the truth then the administration might have learned from what they see as mistakes by president bush but that doesn't appear to be happening. >> to the contrary, the fact that this president has been able to
the fires and fighting that erupted in independence square. today the secretary of state, john kerry, toured the square where more than 80 people died in those protests. he pledged $1 billion in aid to ukraine and, again, called for russia's president, vladimir putin, to stand down in the crimea. that's a peninsula 400 miles from where we are now. a critical area for shipping right on the black sea. in addition, russia has a huge navy base there and it is russia's only port that doesn't freeze in the winnerter. as much as western ukraine tries to align withure open and the rest of the west, it is clear president putin does not want to give up russia's grip on this region. president putin's troops surrounded military base, blocked ships and raided government buildings. that happened in the early going. they essentially took complete control of the region, all with no bloodshed. as the stand-off drags on tonight, we are seeing signs that the tension is, indeed, building. as i mentioned, fox news confirmed minutes ago russia did test fire a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. defense
if the m imea. but john kerry who visited the capitol of kiev and president obama insisted what vladimir putin says does not match what's happening on the ground. >> i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. it is clear that russia has been working hard to create a pretext for being able to invade further. russia has talked about russian-speaking minority citizens who are under siege. they're not. and in fact this government has acted remarkably responsibly by urging total calm. >> now, today mr. putin would not acknowledge to reporters that russian troops were even in crimea, but he did say his intentions are not a takeover of crimea. >> we are not going to go to wor with ukraine, but you crepe has the army. i want you to understand clearly. if we do this, it will only be to protect local people. >> now, russia plans to me
threatened and blockaded by a group of armed militia men, forced to leave crimea. secretary of state kerry meets with counterpars from ukraine and russia and says all involved will try to resolve the crisis through dialogue. >>> and what is vladimir putin really thinking? i'll speak with someone who got to know him. president obama's former national security adviser tom donlon will join me live this hour. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a united nations diplomat threatened by armed men and jeered by a pro-russia crowd as tengs rise in ukraine. here are the latest developments. a u.s. special envoy was threatened and blockaded by armed militiamen, forced to take refuge in a cafe and ultimately forced to give up his mission and leave crimea. secretary of state john kerry meets in paris with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov who says all parties agree to hold intense talks to try to overcome the crisis. defense secretary hagel takes heat up on capitol hill but says the u.s. is suspending military exercises with russia and will step up training with poland's military. we
with the president's security team meeting then. but today secretary of state john kerry has been making the rounds and making strong statements. yesterday he called russia's actions an invasion, an occupation. today an incredible brazen act of aggression, saying that this is not the behavior of a g-8 country, that if it persists other countries could pull out of the g-8 in russia. already we've seen the u.s., canada, and now great britain pull out of those preliminary meetings. and he said that, you know, some lawmakers have called for even stronger response, i mean, saying why not immediate resorting to sanctions or something that is stronger than what has been presented already. well, today kerry said absolutely, that is a possibility, that nothing is off the table, and we could well see something like visa bans and asset freezes imposed against russia in the near future. candy? >> and the secretary also predicted that ukrainians are not going to sit around and take this invasion without doing something. >> reporter: right. i think he said in his word, they know how to fight. some people said wh
, the twitter ipo. they just keep on coming. secretary of state john kerry is in paris where he will meet with the foreign minister of russia over the crisis in ukraine. the obama administration is considering economic sanctions on russia. offeredeantime, the eu ukraine $2.2 billion in loans. all eyes are on secretary of state john kerry as he sits down with his counterparts. the former president of georgia highlighted the importance of the west's reaction to vladimir when he spokes down with ryan chilcote. >> it could signify a fast and for vladimir putin's adventures. it depends on how the west will react. >> we certainly do not want them to be messy. for more on the tensions in crimea, ryan chilcote joins us. what are we expecting from john ?erry's meeting today >> i think we can expect a frank exchange of views and hopefully, both sides are looking to find out what they intend to do next to read remember, -- next. remember, the united states has threatened sanctions against russia. i will be something the russian foreign minister will want to hear more about. secretary kerry will want
joined by michael o'hanlan of the brooksings institute. daniel, you heard, you heard secretary kerry and secretary hagel, we heard a lot of developments here this morning what did you make of what the secretary said this morning? >> i thought the secretary's rhetoric is very strong. the president's rhetoric was strong, the problem is that you have to match strong rhetoric with strong actions. i don't mean military actions but i do mean decisive message to the russians mr. than just words that is going to stop them in their steps. stop them not only from moving further in to crimea but moving in to the rest of ukraine. >> schieffer: well, he had some strong words there. he said, he talked about the g8, these various things they can do, what can you do beyond that? >> there war lot of options for the united states and nato allies. first of all there are economic sanction, is that we can put the sanctions that we took off of 'ron on russia, maybe banking sanctions, we can isolate the russian economy. another important thing we can do is free up start selling gas to europe, something th
to eric holder. thanks, pete. >>> secretary kerry has called his russian counterpart lavrov, russia scrambled jets along the border and gunman seized buildings in crimea, the site of the russian naval base. for the latest i'm joined by chief foreign correspondent richard engel. this is alarming to say the least. we don't know what russia's intentions are, is this diplomacy or something real? >> reporter: i'm still shocked secretary kerry used the rocky reference in his interview with you. once i've gotten past that there have been incredible developments here over the past few -- last 24 hours or so. right now they seem to be calming down slightly, better than they were this morning. what happened overnight and early today, several gunmen, maybe 30 to 50 heavily armed, some with anti-tank weapons and sniper rifles took over the parliament in crimea. they hoisted the flag and have been barricading themselves in there all day. the speaker of the crimean parliament wants to hold a referendum that would decide crimea's fate. many of ethnic russians and want to join up with russia. there
in kiev. so we're awaiting the president. his advisers, secretary of state kerry, national security adviser susan rice, have said that -- have warned russia against intervention in the affairs of ukraine, but there's been no indication how the u.s. might respond to it. >> can you give us a sense of this resurfacing of viktor yanukovych, who surfaced. where did he surface and give us an idea of what the surroundings were around that? >> well, he resurfaced in moscow, eric. said he was still the legal leader, if you will, of ukraine, though that is definitely not the white house belief. he said that he had fled out of fear for his own safety and that of his family, and gave no indication he was prepared to abdicate, though officials here say he has done precisely that by leaving the country at a time of crisis. they say ukraine's parliament acted lawfully in electing a transition government. it's that government the u.s. is working with along with nato and the monetary fund to provide ukraine the money it needs to get through this period. and as far as the folks here are concerned, he
reached a fever pitch. as eric said. secretary of state john kerry is calling russia's move an incredible act of aggress and threatening it could lead to isolate from the rest of the international community. does putin care? steve, what's the latest from the beltway. >> strong words from democrats and republicans align, condemning russians. secretary of state john kerry saying that russia's moves represent an act of aggression that will bring national scorn, possibly resulting in sanctions and a boycott of the g-8 summit. kerry suggested putin is hurting himself, his country and his people. >> he is not going to gain by this. he may be able to have his troops for some period of time in crimea unless he resolves this, but the fact is he's going to lose on the international stage. russia is going to lose, the russian people are going to lose. he's going to lose all of the glow that came out of the olympics. >> russian troops have spread out across the crimean peninsula and there are fears they will continue to move into the rest of the ukraine. some republicans joined kerry, and are calling
of the cold war. tomorrow, secretary of state john kerry is set to go to kiev where the crisis began. that's where we saw the deadly protests. the latest action is in crimea, a region along the black sea. strategically important and socially as well. it is important to russia because the russian navy has a base there. a warm water port here to the black sea. russian officials say they're trying to protect their citizens in the region, which is dubious to hear from many analysts. secretary of state called that a trumped up excuse. we have team fox coverage. wendell is live with reaction from the white house. first, let's get to eric shawn at the united nations. we're expecting a meeting to happen within the hour. right? >> yes, that meeting of the emergency meeting of the security council, 30 minutes from now here at the u.n. the third time the security council diplomats have gathered during the crisis. russia has called for the meeting so we'll have to see the implications of that. perhaps if it had to do with the supposed deadline. there's -- the ukrainian ambassador tells us there is a t
at all. >> yeah, tony, not much progress at all. it's quite clear. secretary of state john kerry held a press conference two hours ihours after the meeting. it was clear not a lot of movement was made. there was positions stated by the united states and the west. said, of course, that they do want to do more. but not a lot of results. let's take a quick listen to what secretary of state kerry had to say. >> we agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with russia, with ukrainians in order to see how we can help normalize the situation and stabilize it. all parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue. >> it sounds good, tony, but you know, where is the result? where is the development? of course everybody agrees that it's better to de-escalate the conflict, but you need to have movement, and clearly that was not today. >> phil, in all of this talking, brussels starting tomorrow, and the european foreign ministers have threaten sanctions against russia, but that's going to be a difficult sales job as well, isn't it. >> keepin
hope that they will. the cold war. >> john kerry said it's not another rocky iv. >> i thought it was -- the president's statement, this is not the chess match or the cold war. maybe it's not to the president and john kerry but it is to vladimir putin. he wants to rebuild the russian empire. that's why he pressures the baltic stakes and meddling in mullkova and troops are in georgia and he views ukraine as the crown jewel of that. there's an old loin about russia with ukraine is an empire, without it, it's a country. it's a vital part of his scenario for russia's role in the world, and we have to be vigorous in our response, and i think we can be, but first we got to realize who we're dealing with. >> senator john mccain, thank you very much. good seeing you again. >> thank you. >> signed up for obamacare and now desperately wants out of obamacare. but now he can't get out of obamacare. >> this educator makes more than the president and let's just say taxpayers didn't know about it. now they're furious. >> this is ridiculous. this is nuts. my wife -- i give my wife everything.
at your ford dealer. >>> moments ago, a new york jury acquitted kerry kennedy of driving while impaired. join me now, ashleigh banfield of host of cnn's "legal view" along with jeffrey toobin and jean casarez. is jeffrey toobin on the phone? that's why i don't see him. >> ashleigh, let me start with you. >> they just decided that what her lawyers had put in court before them sounded pretty darn plausible, that is that she mixed up medication in the morning, instead of taking a thyroid, she took an ambien and set out for her day of errands, including going to the gym. who takes an ambien with plans to go to the gym. once on the highway, while drivinger rat particularly, her experts clearly convinced this jury she couldn't be responsible for knowing she was driving erratically because of this drug. they just decided that that sounded plausible enough to them that there was reasonable doubt that these prosecutors said, she is a kennedy. they quoted her book to seek truth for justice in their closing. this he decided that her defense sounded like something they should understand. >> when yo
in ukraine continues. secretary john kerry meeting with his russian counter part. we'll hear from secretary kerry this hour to see how that is going. >>> we know second-hand smoke is not good for kids but a new study shows that it may be worse, much worse than we thought. is all "happening now." jon: a fox news alert. heated and personal argument breaks out during a hearing on capitol hill. welcome so the second hour of "happening now." i'm jon scott. jenna: imjenna lee. trying to get down to the why the irs was targeting tea party groups for extra scrutiny. the irs says they weren't. the woman at head of scandal once begin refusing what she knows. former irs official lois lerner making her second appearance before the house oversight committee. >> miss learner, why would you say tea party cases were very dangerous? >> on the advice of my counsel i respectfully exercise my fifth amendment right and decline to answer that question. >> moments after that, top democrat, elijah cummings clashing with republican chairman of the committee, darrell issa after issa tried to adjourn the hearing with
with ukraine. >>> secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is prepared to offer the new ukraine government $1 billion in loan guarantees but he says russia must not get the wrong idea about american involvement in the ukrainian uprising. >> we are hoping that russia is not seeing this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we do not see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east-west, russia-united states. this is not rocky iv, believe me we do not see it that way. >> introduced today as the main protest camp in kiev. tim friend is in ukrainian capitol. >> in a freezing independence square the politicians have been forces to consult the -- forced to consult the people who believe they achieved a revolution in ukraine. for those pitching to be part of a new ukraine, yetsenyuk, and yulia tymoshenko's fatherland party. >> this way people feel united. >> we believe maidan fulfilled its role. people need to fulfill their interests. we have to stand for what we want, and they act according to their wishes. that's how we'll get the future that we want. >> if anyone thought that fol
. >> john kerry spoke to his russian counterpart who denied it was a land grab in the region of ukraine. >> i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at this moment, and there are enough tensions that it's important for everybody to be extremely careful, not to inflame the situation and not to send the wrong messages. >> in the meantime, ukraine's fugitive president popped up for a press conference in russia, claiming he's still the lawful president of ukraine and intends to fight fy to keep it from the pro-fascist mob that took backipower with the backin westerners. there was even a displace of emotion. >> i would like to ask for very has suffered and is suffering. if i were in ukraine, i would bow before all of the victims and meet with their families. >> bret, yanukovych will not have the opportunity to lay any flowers at the graves of those who died last week in all of the violence. he's wanted by the interim government for mass murder, and there are indications they're going to do all they can to extradite him or get him back to ukraine. >> amy, thank you. wend
to this counter message that's come from administration officials today. you heard it from chuck hagel, john kerry, saying very publicly and very sternly, don't do anything that can be misinterpreted. don't go into the country. but it's interesting. do they trust putin? that's a question. john kerry was asked that question today. and his answer was very interesting. he said, listen, he has made these assurances. and in kerry's words those assurances have quote some value. it's not exactly a winning endorsement of the trust that u.s. officials have in president putin. >> what about ukraine's ousted president? he's still whereabouts unknown, right? >> reporter: that's right. he is. but he's made plans to have a press conference tomorrow in russia. and russian state media is reporting that he is in fact already in russia. you know there's been an arrest warrant issued for him in ukraine, russian state media saying that russia has accepted his request for security. but this is something else that john kerry referred to today. he said that vice president biden has tried to reach him for over the last 1
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of this is the green tinge gingrich.ridge -- that is essentially an employee salary. this is a kerry interest loophole. this allows managers to pay 23% tax rate instead of 29.6. he sees expansion. they are also expansions of childcare, credits and some other educational tax breaks as well. you mentioned no surprises in the tax break story you're talking about. surprises anywhere else in the budget? what is being most closely watched this morning cap come guest: i will look at how much spending and debt and economic rejections. this will be interesting where obama and the white house will say this is what we think unemployment will look like, the economy will look like. is going tobudget spend around $3.7 trillion or so . we want to see exactly what he is recommending for each show agency and the deficit projections for 10 years. they say it will be low work, but how to make at work. obama will not be including the chain cpi proposal. inflation is measured that would have the effect of lowering social security benefits and other federal benefits. the aarp andsed by liberals in congress. arguing itthat
as secretary of state john kerry arrives in ukraine's capital today. u.s. officials are saying the the pentagon put on hold all of its military exercises with russia, as well as any bilateral meet lgz, port visits and planning kompbs. >>> at the white house there is growing pressure on president obama to find a solution to the crisis. there are reports the administration is getting ready to impose sanctions against russia. for more on all this, abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: white house officials say what concerns them is when it comes to exactly what is going on on the ground in ukraine, putin seems to be operating from his own set of facts. in conversations with president obama and with german chancellor angela merkel, putin talked about russians in ukraine being under attack, having their churches burned down, homes raided. they say there is no evidence that is happening. as one official told me, he has his facts, we have ours. with that, u.s. officials are drafting what could be comprehensive sanctions on russia. these would be the first sanctions on the russian government since the end
from u.s. officials ranging from secretary kerry, secretary hagel right up to the top, right up to the president. you saw his comments yesterday. it is a sobering development. the fact is, u.s. officials were already telling us yesterday that those masked troops on the ground as of yesterday in and around crimea were russian so now you have a public in effect acknowledgment from the russian government that the president wants to send troops in there, this authorization. i think the other point is that you can see this as an intelligence failure by the u.s. officials had been telling us in the last 48, 72 hours that it was their assessment that the russians would not go in, and here you have it happening. it is not the way they did it in georgia in 2008. you remember when russia sent troops into the country of georgia in 2008 in a more sort of visible, tangible invasion, tanks rolling across the border. there are no tanks rolling across the border but you do have a public authorization of force and more of maybe you can call it a stealth invasion, perhaps. you have the helicopter
. you mentioned the pivot to asia. nominally there is a pivot to asia. secretary of state kerry and vice president biden both made special trips to asia to reassure the asians that it was real because they doubted that the commitment was real. the s decided to go it alone in the middle east because they doubted our commitment to syria. in all these areas of the world the sense is the united states is pulling back. if we cut the defense forces like this, they are going to start making deals with whoever they need to in those parts of the world. that will be to our detriment, for sure. >> in the past, in the '90s when bill clinton cut the defense budget to 3% of gdp of the overall economy from about 5.5% during the reagan era, the republicans put a floor under it. we had to build up post 9/11. where are are the republicans standing up and making any critique of this? >> there is little opposition. the opposition you hear, the opposition to base closings is the wrong opposition. we need to cut some of the overhead to focus on real war-fighting capabilities. there is an isolationist mood tha
an ukrainian military base in crimea. secretary of state john kerry flat out calling it an invasion. >> russia chose a brazen action and moved in on its forces with a completely trumped up set of
are following for you. diplomatic efforts to stabilize the situation? ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with russian's foreign minister in paris. >> crimea, was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port.
house, and vice president joe biden joined in by videoconference, and secretary of state john kerry also as videoconference joined in, and top officials at the meeting such as the director of intel jeps, and the joint chief of staff, and the secretary, and they were looking at the policy options in respect to ukraine and a lot of movement at the white house today when it come ts to the issue of ukraine. this white house and this president if you look at that statement very, very deeply troubled by the events unfolding. >> and well, jim, we also saw in the phone call, the readout from the phone call with president putin, but the first time that president obama has spelled out a penalty for russia's actions there and planning to cut off the attending the g-8 summit, and costs, he specified one of the potential costs, but as it escalates the white house has to consider other options if it does not have the teeth to the push the russian forces back. are you hearing about what the other options might be that the national security advisers are considering? >> well, at this point, and we should
ukraine, and secretary of state john kerry is expected in the ukrainian capitol on tuesday. john few people think that the west will actually go to war over crimea, but it does now look at though another option is being discussed, that is hitting russia in the pocketbook. but economic responses take time, and time is something that kiev may not have. >> phil ittner reporting from kiev. phil, thank you. >>> ukraine's crimea region is a military strong hold for ukraine and russia. jonathan betz with more. >> certain now that russia may try to push out ukraine's military all together in crimea. the black sea fleet is based at the peninsula. it has 25,000 soldiers stationed there from russia. but last weekend president putin sent in 6,000 more. russia then seized airports in the capitol and western coastal town. it has always surrounded ukraine military bases in several cities. those bases have been cut off by ukraine's troops remain inside. also russia took over a ferry terminal on the eastern tip of crimea, about 12 miles from russia, and another way russia is likely to bring in more s
's chemical weapons was done by us secretary of state, john kerry and his russian counterpart, serge sergei lavrov. >> so much happened since this handshake took place at this spot six months ago. u.s.-russian relations are obviously at the worst point since the end of the cold war. the chemical weapons plan is not going to plan. the syrian government is behind schedule in getting the deadly agents out of the country. >> some believe the assad government may welcome the fact the world's attention has moved. >> i think he is dancing in damascus. he knows they have their hands full with the crimean crisis. he believes a lot of pressure will be taken out of his back because ought of nato, europe, the u.s. is into ukraine. >> there could, however, be a downside for president assad, too. he relies on shan support for weapons and parts and aircraft and tanks. if the west presses for sanctions against russian banks and arms manufacturers, that could really hurt. james bayes, al jazeera with the united nations. >>> more from paris >> reporter: this is the first face-to-face meeting between top amer
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